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David Lepoire   Dr.  Research or Laboratory Scientist 
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David Lepoire published an article in September 2016.
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Simon Walker

329 shared publications

Neuromuscular Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

S Y Chen

38 shared publications

Sunita Kamboj

16 shared publications

Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Exploring Temporal Patterns in Big History Dynamics David J. Lepoire Published: 27 September 2016
KronoScope, doi: 10.1163/15685241-12341358
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 4 Reads 0 Citations Revisiting Options Analysis for Long-Term Energy Projects David LePoire Published: 03 November 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-e017
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Energy supply is currently undergoing a major transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources such as renewables and nuclear. However, in the longer term, it is unclear whether these sources will be able to meet demand increases from the developing world, increasing population, and new uses of energy. An estimate is made for the first two of these demand increases based on correlations of the population rate increase and the gap in first and third world GDP. A sustainable world may require more energy to counteract the impacts of climate change, for example, on the supply of clean water and food. Since it is uncertain whether distributed energy sources will meet this demand, new energy supplies might be considered. Some options considered already include more sustainable nuclear systems with use of thorium and fuel recycling, fusion, and large solar projects in orbit, the moon, or in deserts. Previous option analysis of these technologies are reviewed and updated based on current understanding. Potential extensions and approaches are identified for uncertainty estimation, incremental roadmapping, distinguishing serial and parallel technologies, the value of R&D information, and incentive strategies for realizing the economies of scale and learning-by-doing benefits.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Review of Potential Characterization Techniques in Approaching Energy and Sustainability David J. Lepoire Published: 20 March 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6031489
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Societal prosperity is linked to sustainable energy and a healthy environment. However, tough global challenges include increased demand for fossil fuels, while approaching peak oil production and uncertainty in the environmental impacts of energy generation. Recently, energy use was identified as a major component of economic productivity, along with capital and labor. Other environmental resources and impacts may be nearing environmental thresholds, as indicated by nine planetary environmental boundaries, many of which are linked to energy production and use. Foresight techniques could be applied to guide future actions which include emphasis on (1) energy efficiency to bridge the transition to a renewable energy economy; (2) continued research, development, and assessment of new technologies; (3) improved understanding of environment impacts including natural capital use and degradation; (4) exploration of GDP alternative measures that include both economic production and environmental impacts; and (5) international cooperation and awareness of longer-term opportunities and their associated potential scenarios. Examples from the U.S. and the international community illustrate challenges and potential.
Article 3 Reads 2 Citations Long-term population, productivity, and energy use trends in the sequence of leading capitalist nations David J. Lepoire Published: 01 October 2010
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.05.003
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Exploration of Connections between Energy Use and Leadership Transitions David J. Lepoire Published: 01 January 2009
Systemic Transitions, doi: 10.1057/9780230618381_10
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Technology and the Hydra of terrorism? David J. Lepoire, Jerome C. Glenn Published: 01 February 2007
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2006.01.002
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